How is Love related Beauty ?

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Dachshund
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How is Love related Beauty ?

Post by Dachshund » May 16th, 2018, 10:53 am

Gabriel Marcel argued that love and beauty were related to each other. He said:

"You know that you have truly loved someone when you have glimpsed in them that which is too beautiful to die".

I think he is right.

Does anyone disagree?

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Re: How is Love related Beauty ?

Post by Dachshund » May 16th, 2018, 10:57 am

Oops the title of the OP should read: "How is Love related TO Beauty"

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Re: How is Love related Beauty ?

Post by LuckyR » May 16th, 2018, 3:41 pm

I don't disagree, though in common usage, various reasonable people would agree or disagree that the "beauty" used in the love context would be identical to other uses of the word "beauty".
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Re: How is Love related Beauty ?

Post by Hereandnow » August 9th, 2018, 10:55 am

How is it that when one acknowledges something or someone as beautiful, one can escape one self to do so? It is not that there is no one or nothing there, beyond the self, it's rather that this "Other" is given to you through your self, that is, your faculties of perception, thought, and feeling. Love and beauty? Whence comes love if not from within? And how is it that the beloved can place this there? He, she or it can inspire, one might say, or, to put the matter on more objective footing, catalyze, through some emotional midwifery (think Socratic maieutics such that one cannot teach another what the other does not already know, for elsewise how could the other have the disposition to receive it?) love and aesthetics, but not be these themselves sort of transposing from one to the other. It cannot be made sense of to say that anything "out there" (if Wittgenstein will pardon me for speaking nonsense) can get in here.

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